Sheetz Comments On Pennsylvania Transportation Act

Act 89 aims to make roads in Pennsylvania safer by funding needed repairs. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants released a statement on the issue of Act 89 of 2013 and its impact on Pennsylvania road improvements: The lack of funding available for repairs on Pennsylvania roads and bridges has taken a significant toll on Pennsylvania drivers, including

Quick Mart Sells Match 6 Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket

A $3.4 million lottery ticket was sold from the Berks County c-store. One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $3.4 million from the Dec. 26 drawing was sold at Quick Mart Convenience Store, 850 Golden Drive, Blandon, Berks County, Pa. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 03-14-15-19-26-34, to win a jackpot of $3.4

M&M’s To Ring In The New Year At The 25th Annual Peach Drop

Music and comedy sensations unite to kick off the ‘Year of Peanut’ at the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast. One of the country’s most celebrated New Year’s Eve events will sound even sweeter this year. Mars Chocolate North America and Underground Atlanta have announced a star-powered lineup to ring in the “Year

Kum & Go Opens Eco-Friendly Store in Jonesboro

Kum & Go now has 67 LEED-certified stores, with 16 additional projects under construction. Kum & Go has opened a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store, the first of its kind in Jonesboro, Ark. at 2214 E. Johnson Ave. Customers were invited to stop by during opening week, earlier this December, to enjoy fresh pizza for only

Lehigh Gas Acquires 50 Wholesale Contracts

Deal includes independent dealer and subjobber supply contracts from Manchester Marketing in Virginia. Lehigh Gas Partners LP has completed the acquisition of certain wholesale motor fuel supply contracts from Manchester Marketing Inc. for a total consideration of $11.1 million, according to Reuters. The acquisition consisted of 45 independent dealer supply contracts, five subjobber supply contracts

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Green Oil Raises $23,000 For Charity

 Now in its 90th year, Geo H. Green Oil Co., based in Fairburn, Ga., guided by its owners The Wyatt Brothers, has announced another successful year of fundraising. Aided by support from its great customer base, loyal vendors, a helpful dealer base and the giant efforts of two busy truck stops, this year’s efforts culminated

Rutter’s 59th Store Opens In Central Pennsylvania

The new store is open 24/7 and offers the Rutter’s menu and free WiFi. The doors at Rutter’s 59th convenience store slid open to welcome the crowd gathered at 714 W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Dec. 18. The 6,280-square-foot store, Rutter’s first in Mechanicsburg, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a

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Giant Oil Supports Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Donates $65,000 to the organization, marking its fourth year of fundraising for the cause. On Friday, Dec. 13, petroleum jobber Giant Oil Inc. hosted a holiday and check presentation party on behalf of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation where gold medalist and cancer survivor Steven Cash served as the featured speaker. At the dinner event, Giant

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MacNeil Wash Systems Establishes Tech Program

Howard Cooper rejoins company to serve distributors and growing customer base. MacNeil Wash Systems has established the MacNeil Tech, an expanded technical support program designed to assist distributors and customers with product and parts selection questions. The technical support program is staffed by highly trained and qualified technicians that are available 24/7 by calling (855)

Pilot Flying J Named Best Place To Work

Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Poll recognizes Pilot Flying J. Pilot Flying J has been voted the ‘Best Place to Work’ in the category of companies with more than 50 employees by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel, the daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tenn., where Pilot Flying J is headquartered. The designation was announced

Parker’s Presents $1,500 Check to Liberty County Schools

“We’re deeply committed to giving back to every community where Parker’s does business,” says CEO of Parker’s. Parker’s presented a $1,500 Fueling the Community check to Liberty County Schools as part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools in South Carolina and Georgia. Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker officially presented  the donation

Rutter’s Ends the Year With Recognition Ceremony

Toy drive collects 200 toys for Salvation Army of York and Mont Alto Fire Co. Rutter’s manager and guests of honor gathered together to round out another year of dedication and hard work with a ceremony to recognize the employees of the year. Most of the evening was dedicated to celebrating and rewarding the excellent

RGIS and Retail Control Group Announce Partnership

Companies combine resources to provide expert physical inventory and shrink reduction best practices. RGIS LLC, the market leader in physical inventory services, and Retail Control Group (RCG), the industry’s leading store operations and shrink control consultancy, announced a new partnership to provide profit improvement services to the retail industry. For more than 25 years, the

Target Rocked By Credit Card Breach

Retail giant breached over Black Friday weekend. Target Corp. has confirmed a data breach that may have affected about 40 million customer credit card and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, which included Black Friday weekend, one of the biggest shopping times of the year. The breach occurred on a national level

TravelCenters Completes Minit Mart Purchase

The 31 locations are set to keep the same convenience store banner post acquisition. TravelCenters of America LLC has closed on its purchase of 31 Minit Mart convenience stores with gas stations for $67.9 million, the Associated Press reported. This week the company noted that it plans to continue operating the stores under the “Minit

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Pro Reps To Represent Server Products In Southern California

“I am confident this new strategic business relationship will create value for all our customers in Southern California,” says Server Products’ director of sales & marketing. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Pro Reps will be Server Products’ professional representation to the foodservice industry in Southern California. With 12 outside sales people and 10 more support staff

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7-Eleven Introduces Gifts For Millennials

From toys to tech, 7-Eleven targets Gen Y gift givers and receivers with pop culture, gadgets, games and gift cards. The holidays are full of surprises, and 7-Eleven stores’ variety of gift options this season is a pleasant one. To appeal to Gen Y, or millennial-age, (born between 1980 and 2000) shoppers, the retailer’s selection

Susser Announces $150 Million Increase In Revolving Credit Facility

“This increase provides added capacity as we plan for future growth,” says CEO of Susser Petroleum Partners. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, announced that it increased the aggregate lender commitments under its revolving credit facility by $150 million to a total of $400 million.  SUSP retains the ability to

BP Completes Commissioning of Whiting Refinery Units

Commissioning of new, state-of-the-art coker marks final major milestone in refinery upgrading project. BP has announced that all of the major new units associated with the Whiting modernization project have been successfully brought on stream.  The start-up of the new 102,000 barrel per day coker in mid-November marked the last major milestone of the multi-year,

Private Label, National Brands Have Opportunity For Mutual Growth

New IRI report shows private label and national brands each showing areas of strength. About one year ago, Information Resources Inc. (IRI) predicted that private label in the U.S. had hit a proverbial glass ceiling. This prediction has proven true, at least at the macro level, according to the latest IRI Times & Trends, “Private

Twelve C-Store/Gas Stations For Sale In Texas

SDI Petroleum partners with NRC to divest properties in sealed bid sale. SDI Petroleum LLC selling 12 convenience store/gas stations in Texas through a sealed bid sale. The convenience stores are being sold without a c-store brand, but with a fuel brand  and may be sold with or without fuel supply. The bid deadline is

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Experian Study Shows Email Volume Growing

Email volume increased nearly 13% Q3 2013. Experian Marketing Services, a global provider of integrated consumer insight and targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing, showed that overall email volume increased 12.7% in Q3 2013 versus Q3 2012, according to the Experian Marketing Services 2013 Q3 Email Benchmark Report. The cross-channel marketing leader also found that

NRF Reacts To Swipe Fee Settlement Approval

“The settlement permanently ties the hands of thousands of businesses who wanted nothing to do with this misguided case, and a decision to approve it violates established law and common sense,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation noted its disappointment after U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson, on Friday, Dec. 13, approved an estimated

Consumers Petroleum Raises Over $114,000 For MDA

CITGO Marketer Hosts 20th annual MDA Golf Tournament. Local CITGO Marketer Consumers Petroleum raised more than $114,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at its 20th Annual MDA Golf Tournament. Consumers Petroleum was joined by 54 generous vendors and 110 golfers at the Great River Golf Club on Oct. 1, 2013, all of whom came

Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Springfield

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go has opened a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Springfield, Mo., at 609 E. Elm St. The new store is approximately 2,000 square feet larger than the previous store, which was razed to make way for the spacious, eco-friendly building. The

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